Centrepoint’s Winter Whites Gala was held last night at Kensington Palace. Prince William attended the event, Kate did not. Taylor Swift attended the event, as did Jon Bon Jovi and Colin Firth (!). The Winter Whites Gala is basically a yearly fundraiser put on by Centrepoint to aid homeless teens and new adults. I’m surprised Kate didn’t want to go and meet all those celebs, you know she loves celebs. Maybe she didn’t want to be upstaged by Taylor Swift and decided to stay home. Kate didn’t attend last year’s Gala either, because it was a week or so after her hospital visit. I am surprised whenever Kate skips a gala or any other event where she gets to wear a fancy dress and get her hair done, because you know those are her favorites.
Anyway, Winter Whites Gala… William gave a speech, I don’t feel like quoting him so go here for the article if you’re interested—unfortunately it kind of focuses on Taylor and doesn’t get to William or the charity until farther down in the article. While Jon Bon Jovi was performing, both William and Taylor got on stage and sang with him. That’s kind of hilarious. From the pictures, Taylor looks comfortable but William looks uncomfortable, keeping his hands clasped and even fixing his bow tie during. I guess that’s not a fair comparison, since Taylor is a performer and William is not, but good for William getting up there especially if he was uncomfortable doing it. That shows good sportsmanship, if only he had that good sportsmanship while doing charity work that wasn’t fun and glamour and celebs. Anyway, I bet Taylor was excited to meet a real life prince. She seems like that kind of girl that still loves ponies and glitter and fairy tales, and would die to marry a prince… but that’s a whole different topic.
I should probably say something about Taylor Swift’s Winter Whites dress. It looks kind of similar to Jesse J’s stage dress from the earlier post. It is a full white skirt with an embellished top that has a nude lining. I think it’s fine, it isn’t actually showing too much skin apart from her cleavage. Also, the Mail article says the dress “fell slightly off her shoulders”, which it total BS. If you look closely at the dress you can see that there is a sheer panel that actually covers her cleavage and the embellishments are attached to that. The dress is not falling off her shoulders, it is made to look like that. I think it’s fine, just like I thought Jesse J’s stage dress was fine. I don’t think it was that bad for the event either, Eliza Doolittle looked much worse.
Switching gears real quick: I don’t want to do a whole post on Prince Harry’s latest comments from his South Pole trek thing, I only want to mention this one because it relates to William, but also to Kate by extension. I guess during the interview Harry was asked about William and Harry said: “My brother, yeah, I think he’s just quite jealous that I managed to get away from a screaming child.” We have heard that George is a screamer for months now, ever since he was born. Coming out of the hospital William mentioned that George had a good set of lungs, and during an interview about the wildlife thing William again mentioned that George liked to cry a lot, and there have been at least two other mentions from what I can recall but I don’t remember what they are specifically and don’t feel like looking them up, sorry. The point is that George must be a very loud baby if they keep bringing it up. I almost feel sorry for them, because baby’s cries are the worst thing in the world (for real, there’s scientific evidence that a baby’s cry is designed to be the most annoying sound to humans). But then I think that George being such a loud baby must be some sort of cosmic payback for Kate and William, and I think that is funny.